Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Wallace Funeral Directors was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Charles H. Wallace Jr.
Son of Charles H. Wallace, Sr., and Shirley Blanding-Wallace, I am a lifetime resident of the area. I am married to Tracie Blaine-Wallace and the father of two sons. I am a member and Trustee of The First Baptist Church of Steelton. I graduated from Middletown Area High School; received my Undergraduate Degree from California University of Pennsylvania; received my Mortuary Science Degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, Georgia; and completed my Mortuary Science Residency locally. I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Funeral Director as well as a Pennsylvania Licensed Life Insurance Agent. Presently, I am President of Wallace Funeral Directors, Inc. Members of my family in both North Carolina and South Carolina have been in the funeral service business for three generations--- which sparked my interest in the funeral service industry at an early age.
John W. Harris Jr.
Son of the late John W. ‘Jay’ Harris, Sr., and Doris Cox-Vause, I am a lifetime resident of the area. I am married to Shimana Perry-Harris and the father of two children. I am a member and Deacon of The First Baptist Church of Steelton. I graduated from Central Dauphin East High School; received my Undergraduate Degree from North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina; received my Mortuary Science Degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, Georgia; and completed my Mortuary Science Residency locally. I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Funeral Director with Wallace Funeral Directors, Inc. I have worked in various capacities in the funeral industry for over twenty years.